Local Farmers hold Seminar in Dutsi

Basically, Agroforesty plays a major role in supporting Community livelihood in the Soudano-Sahelin zone of the Northern Nigeria. The zone has seen continued population growth resulting in increased agriculture and ensuing deforestation and desertification. Therefore, agroforestry has been used as a medium to support and promote sustainable growth and to influence pattern of development.

Indeed, the afforestation projects in the 1990s resulted in vast shelter belts and modest farmer-managed tree on natural regeneration, private windbreaks, woodlots and tree on farm land. Nonetheless, the population uses four times more fuel-wood production than the area produces. Therefore, intensifying farmer-managed fuel-wood production and reducing fuel wood through efficient cookstoves initiatives, will maintain fuel-wood-balance consumption and bring back the resilience of livelihoods of the rural households in the focal LGAs.  This is the mission of Farmer Managed Renewal Energy Production in Katsina State.

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